The TLA Network offers a Certification in Transformative Language Arts Foundations.
This certification is an introduction to TLA in theory and practice
with opportunities for reflecting and acting on ethical work, community
networking, and TLA in action. To learn more, read our answers to common questions about the certification here, and also learn about how a partnership with Goddard College benefits people who receive the certification.
Read more in this TLA Network blog post.
If interested, please submit a short application. Once approved, you have two years to complete these requirements:
*Successful completion entails finishing at least 80% of all assignments, which include posting responses to exercises, questions, and each week, responses to at least three peers’ posts.Once you complete the requirements, you will receive a certificate, verifying that you have completed the TLA Foundations certification. More information in this blog post.
Cost Estimate: See this cost breakdown to estimate expenses for obtaining TLA Foundations Certification.Caveat: This certification is an introduction to TLA in theory and practice. It does not qualify people who complete the certification in any way except as someone who has studied TLA, reflected deeply on TLA in theory and practice, and participated fully in TLA-related projects, events and/or publications. During the “Changing the World with Words” class, participants do learn about other organizations and institutions that offer certification in such things as facilitation, poetry therapy, drama therapy, etc.
Ready? Here's How to Get Started:
Questions? Email Coordinator@TLANetwork.org